Welcome to St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church where ALL are welcome!

 

St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church supports and encourages spiritual growth through education, service, liturgy, worship and celebration of the Sacraments.  As members, we strive to deepen our relationship with God and work towards our ultimate goal - eternal life with the Lord.

 

 

History of St. Mary's Nativity Church                                                                        

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Why We Worship is a new 6-week video-based study on the Mass.  Each week’s video will contain a 45-minute presentation by Dr. Brant Pitre followed by a short presentation by Fr. Mark Toups.  

This 6-week study will be released online the First Sunday of Lent.

Like Why We Confess, each week’s study webpage will include a video, study notes, links for further study, and an audio file (for those wanting to listen to audio only). 

Each of the six videos are approximately 60 minutes long.  The six weeks are as follows: 
  

  • Week 1: Who Determines How We Worship?
  • Week 2: The Mystery of Sacrifice
  • Week 3: The Jewish Passover
  • Week 4: The Last Supper & the Crucifixion
  • Week 5: The Biblical Roots of the Mass, Part 1
  • Week 6: The Biblical Roots of the Mass, Part 2

We are asking that everyone who participates in this study to sign up HERE.  Registration is open now or you may call the church office.

 

MINISTERS ARE NEEDED

Please prayerfully consider joining our Ministers Group. We are in need of Commentators, Lectors, and Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  We need help at all masses.  If interested please contact Carol in the Administration  Office at 985-537-3204.  Training has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 24 at 10:30 AM in the church. All new and existing ministers are expected to attend.

 

BRICK SALE

https://stmarysnativity.weshareonline.org/In an effort to beautify the grounds in front St. Mary's Church Parish Office we are planning to create a bricked area which can be used as a prayer place.  Remember your loved ones in a special way by purchasing a memorial brick(s) to help build this area.  By purchasing a brick you are not only creating an area for prayer and remembering your loved ones but also helping St. Mary to reduce the financial debt.  You can purchase your memorial brick through the Online Giving tab or call the Church Parish Office for more information.                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

Best Lent Ever

What Is BEST LENT EVER?

It’s a free email program that will guide you on an incredible 40-day journey to become the-best-version-of-yourself, making this a truly life-changing Lent.

 DON'T GIVE UP CHOCOLATE FOR LENT; DO SOMETHING LIFE-CHANGING. SIGN UP BY CLICKING ON THE LINK FOR FREE OR VISITING BESTLENTEVER.COM.

LENTEN SEAFOOD DINNER

Knights of Columbus Council #4761 will have a Lenten Seafood Dinner every Friday during Lent.  Eat in or carry out!  We will be serving from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Nativity Community Center.  Soda, bottled water, and desserts are available. The Dinners are $8.00 a plate.

 

40th ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY

You are invited to the 10:00 a.m. 40th Anniversary Mass and Celebration of Rev. Charles J. Perkins and His Classmates on Sunday, February 25, 2018.  Lunch will follow in St. Mary’s Nativity Community Center.  Please RSVP to 985-537-3204 or stmarysec@bellsouth.net if you plan on attending.

 

STAIN GLASS WINDOW #7

Continuing with the descriptions of our stained glass windows and moving clockwise from the altar:

Window #7 - RECONCILIATION / ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Left Side:

Reconciliation - This Sacrament forgives sins that a person commits after Baptism.

Scourge and Fish - represents the sufferings of Christ for the sins of mankind.

The Three Flames - are symbols of the Holy Trinity.

The Stole and Key - symbols of the power to bind and loose sin given to Peter and all priests.

 

Right Side:

Anointing of the Sick - Oil Vase - symbolizes the anointing of the sick.

Lighted Candle - symbol of the presence of God in the Church.

Palm - Suggests triumphal joy into eternal life.

 - One of the most  commonly used monograms of Christ, the Chi Rho.  This symbol is derived from the first two letters of the Greek work XPICTOC (pronounced Christos).  This is an abbreviation of the name of Christ.

Two Candles with Hour Glass - Two lighted candles represent the presence of Christ in His human and divine natures.

The Hour Glass - signifies the passage of precious time.

 To see pictures/descriptions of windows 1, 2, 3, 4, ,5, or 6, see bottom right of this page "St. Mary's Stain Glass Windows"

 

 

Staff

Mass Times

Saturday: 4:00 PM Vigil
Sunday: 8 AM
10 AM & 7 PM

Daily Mass:
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: 7 AM
Thursday: NO MASS
Friday: 7 AM (June 1 - August 15)
8:45 AM School Mass (August 16 - May 31)

Office Hours

9 AM - Noon - Monday - Friday
Closed for Lunch - Noon - 1 PM
1 PM - 4 PM Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday afternoons

FAX NUMBER: (985) 537-3235

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St. Mary's Stain Glass Windows

Stain Glass Window #1: EUCHARIST

Stain Glass Window #2: RESURRECTION

Stain Glass Window #3: HOLY SPIRIT

Stain Glass Window #4: BLESSED MOTHER

Stain Glass Window #5: MATTHEW AND MARK

Stain Glass Window #6: BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION

 

Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is administered each month after weekend Mass.  A meeting with the priest or attendance at a Baptismal Seminar is required.  Please call the Church Office for more information.

Reconciliation

Confessions are heard 30 minutes before Mass until 10 minutes before Mass begins.  Private confessions by appointment.

Sacrament of Marriage

Initial contact with the priest or deacon who will officiate must be made at least SIX MONTHS PRIOR to the proposed wedding date.  Participation in the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is required.  Call the Church Office for more information.